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just two days until the mid terms, the battle for control of the senate. this race comes down to one question above all others -- who's on your side? >> i think the reason this election will go so poorly for the democrats, it will be a referendum on the president's policies. the many has been trying to beat me for years. you are the ones that will bring this race across the finish lines. you are the ones that will deliver the knockout to mitch mcconnell. we'll hear the closing
arguments from leading voices. for the gop, mitt romney. for the democrats, senator ben cardin. then what x factors could sway the swing races that will determine the balance of power in washington? we'll check in with our campaign cowboys, karl rove and joe trippi. plus democrats continue to distance themselves from president obama ahead of tuesday's vote. tillis wants to make this race about the president. this race is about who is going to represent north carolina in the u.s. senate. our special elections sunday group, brit hume, megyn kellie, george will and juanwomen all weigh in. right now on "fox news sunday." welcome to fox news in new york, just two days before millions of americans go to the polls, and hello again from fox news, where we're getting ready
for election night, and you tell us who of running for government, and the surprise is how close many of these key races are especially the battle for the senate. the latest on two of those contests. first with mchere's fox news chief political correspondent karl cameron. >> chris, no one has more running on 2015 than mitch mcconnell. first, he has to win reelection. mcconnell has had a narrow but steady lead in the polls, though he's unpopular, he has lashed the even more to the al son grimes. >> a new face to do what? new face to vote for the president's agenda, a new face
to make harry reid the majority leader of the senate. she's the new face for the status quo. >> i am not an empty dress, i am not a rubber stamp and i am not a charlie leader. >> reporter: she's tried to distance herself from the president, but may have gone too far by refusing to admit whether or not she voted for mr. obama in the last election. >> no reluckettancy, it's a matter of principles. >> grimes is mailing flyers to that promote racial division with the photo of a black family and the words stop mitch mcconnell, he's targeting our president and our community. >> mcconned added an ad to soften his image. >> i'm mitch mcconnell and i approve this emergency. >> reporter: spending is expected to top $1 million. and there's some indication that mcconnell may be pulling away.
>> carl, thank you. let's look at louisiana, one of a number of traditionally republican states, where democratic senators are struggling to hole on to their seats. mary landrieu is under fire there for recent comments she made. john roberts joins us from new orleans. john? >> reporter: chris, good morning to you. mary landrieu is trying to survive for a fourth term. recent poll numbers would suggest she doesn't yet have the of course to win outrite on tuesday and could in fact lose in a runoff a month later on december 6th. in the closing days of this race, she is pulling out all the stops to try to turn her fortunes around. >> give her three days for six more years. >> senator landrieu brougham in the big democratic gun, hillary clinton to rally voters, and she double downed on a controversy cal statement that the president
apes popularity is suffering in part because of the racism. >> i think the statement stands for itself. >> to many republicans, including congressman bill cassidy, her charge was outrageous. >> she be134i6r7bs the people she seeks to represent. >> cassidy appeared with dr. ben carson in the hopes of winning the tea party vote on tuesday. simply american to manipulate people. >> i've been to louisiana a lot of times, and i feel nothing but love here. so i -- i don't know what she's talking about. i really don't. >> if landrieu really hopes to hang on to her seat this time around she needs to turn out afric african-american voters in numbers closer to 2008 and 2012. an analysis shows she has pretty
good numbers, the question is whether those numbers are good enough. >> john, thank you. with just two days until the election we want to hear the closing arguments from both sides. first the republicans and their last presidential nominee mitt romney, who has been campaigning for the gop candidates in more than two dozen states across the country. governor, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thanks, chris. good to be with you. >> as we say, two days before the election, what is the republican closing argument? why should voters on tuesday vote for the gop? >> well, first, this is really the last chance for america to pass judgment on the obama administration and on its policies. the president himself said he's not on the ballot, his policies are. that includes hesitancy and weakness abroad, which has led to a certain degree to the rise of isis, it also includes the violation of the most fundamental promise of oembalma care for people to keep their
doctor and their insurance if they want to keep it. it's a policy of basic amnesty for people who come to the country illegally. by the way, those are policies that are not helpful for the poor in this country. under the president, the policies that have led to greater poverty and greater income gap between the rich and the poor. the republican party is saying, look, we're going to break the blockade in washington by having a republican senate, we'll have an energy policy, which means we'll have the keystone pipeline. we're going to secure the border, jump-start the economy and help get people out of poverty. >> governor, i want to pick up on the issue of the economy, which according to the polls is everyone's top concerns. the president this weekend made the arguments that he and democrats have made some real progress since the recession. take a look, sir. >> over the past 55 months, or businesses have added 10.3 million new jobs. for the first time in six years, the unemployment rate is below
6%. on thursday we learned that over the past six months, or economy has grown at its fastest pace since 2003. >> now the president says democrats want to raise the minimum wage and spent more money on infrastructure job and your party opposes all of that. >> look, the question is whether or not anything will get done in washington. of course the economy comes back after a recession, the president as policies delayed that recovery and made it up more different, report numbers of americans have dropped out of the work force, but we have such gridlock in washington, in part because the senate has put up a blockade that -- and they passed some 370 bills that don't ever get to the president's desk, because the senate says knolls. it's times for us to break that blockade, actually get jobs growing in america again, put these pieces of legislation on
the president's desk. we do that, you're going to see the president sign some of them. we'll see an increase in wages, an increase in jobs and i think the american people recognize it's time for action as opposed to finger pointing and blame in washington. >> governor, one way the democrats are going after republicans this year is the same way that president obama went after you in 2012. in fact people are now calling it getting romn-aid. here is michelle nunn as well as pat quinn, going after their businessmen opponents. >> he said from his own words he spent the majority of his career outsourcing jobs. i just question whether that's the criteria we want in the person who is running for senate. >> my opponent is a job eliminator. as i said earlier, he's started firms to teach other firms how to outsource. >> governor, have you come up
with a way that business men who are running should answer that? >> well, you know, i think you're finding democrats across the country pretty desperate at this stage, trying to distance themselves from the president, who they vote for time and time again, won't admit that they do. i think the american people have recognized these attacks on a person's character, the attacks related to race, all these things are getting weaker and weaker, and people are saying we're tired of being manipulated by democratic candidates who take us for granted. i think you're going to find these arguments have less and less sway, and people are stopping and saying, look, do you really want to see change in washington? do you want to have a blocking of the whole gridlock process? and do you actually want progress on things like the economy, schools, health care, and a strengthening of america's hand abroad? one other issue, we haven't
spoken about is the, if you will, the less than competent management of the government. anything from the irs to the veterans administration to the centers for disease control, and hhs itself on the implementation of obama care. people want to see real change and recognize as long as you have all the same players, harry reid and barack obama, you're going to see america going in the same direction we have seen it. >> but, governor, let's talk about the republicans and how much they have changed. after 2012, the republican national committee did what was called a post mortem on what they needed to do, on how to do better, how to reach out of the more. here's what they had to say -- we must embrace comprehensive immigration reform. if we do not -- but governor, after the senate, in a bipartisan basis passed comprehensive immigration reform, house republicans blocked it.
>> well, what you're going to see is when you have republican house and republican senate, you're going to have to have, of course, democrats still vote for the bills that republicans come up with. you can't get something through the senate unless you have 60 votes. that means tough to have a lot of democrats, but you'll see a provision first of all to secure the border, second of all to deal with those who have come here illegally and third make sure our immigration policies are open and transparent. that's going to happen. you're going to be a bill actually reach the desk of the president, if we finally have someone besides harry reid sitting in the senate. we're going to get it done. i think republicans in the house were looking at what was coming from the senate saying you know what? we can do better if we pick up more seats in the senate. i can't tell you whether we're going to win the senate, but we're going to pick up a lot of seats and we have a lot better prospect of dealing with the that deals with the issue in the way i described. a couple weeks ago reince
priebus put out 11 principles, but they were awfully general. let me put up a couple. on the economy, we need to start growing america's economy instead of washington's economy so that working americans see better wage and more opportunity. on health care -- we need to start over with real health care reform that puts patients and their doctors in charges not unelected bureaucrats in washington. while people may agree with those principles, it doesn't put much meat on the bones. i guess the question is, have republicans made a mistake not running on a more specific agenda of their even. yes, a republican consequence house and senate will pass bills, but will they pass bills that the president will sign? >> that's, of course, the test. the good news is in many cases the president will sign them. for instance, the economy, the president has asked for trade promotion authority. harry reid won't give him that
authority. republicans want him to have that authority. we want to see trade negotiations under way and see if we can't find more places to sell american goods. the president will sign that. with regards to health care, for instance, when reince priebus talks about adjusting our health care system to make obama care work better, look, we've got obama care for at least the next couple years. there are a lot of democrats in the senate great with republicans on. once is to keep the penalty for people who are part-time work from driving more people out of full-time jobs. and so these kinds of changes i think you'll actually see the president sign. i'm absolutely convinced that you're going to see with a republican-led senate, if we're lucky enough to get that you'll see bills get to the president's desk, he will sign some. some he won't sign. he'll veto some, no question about that, but i think we'll find out then who is the party of no. finally as soon as this election is over on tuesday, you know we're going to all start
talking about 2016, the presidential race. one of the big questions is whether or not you're going to run ago t one of your most recent comments is probably not, but things could change. on the other hand, your wife, ann romney had a different answer. she seemed to slam the door. she wrote -- done, completely. not only mitt and i are done, but the kids are done. done. done. done. that is six dones, governor. [ laughter ] >> we both speak for the romneys. but you know i found anytime you say something different in answering a question than you said it in the prior time you answered it, it raises a lot of speculation as to whether things are changing. the reality is this, and i i'm not running, i'm not planning on running, but i'm not going to add anything else to that story.
>> you're not saying you're done? >> what i'm saying is i'm not running, i'm not planning on running. that's all you've got for you, chris. no more than that. finally, would the results of this election, if it's a big republican year, if it's a big democratic year, could that affect your decision at all as to whether or not to run if? >> no, i can tell you this. it will be a big republican year. i can't tell you if we get the senate or, but we're going to pick up a lot of seats in the snee, we'll pick up seats in states across the country, that's in part because as the president said his policies are on the ballot this year, and frankly this is people in america passing judgment on the obama administration, with which they're not very happy sglool thank you, always good to talk with you, sir. >> thank, chris. good to be with you. up next the democrats
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election headquarters in new york, where we will be watching as the result come in tuesday night. we heard from the republican side. now it's the democrats' turn to make their case. joining us from baltimore, maryland, senator ben cardin. welcome back to "fox news sunday," senator. >> thanks, chris. it's going to be with you. >> same question with what i asked mitt romney. what's the closing argument? why should folks vote for your party on tuesday? >> we feel good about what what's happening. 55 consecutive months of job growth, unemployment rate the lowest it's been. the economy is usually what turns voters directions. so the facts on the ground indicate that things are going well. they're feeling optimistic that we're doing well. we have a good ground game to get our vote out. we're feeling good about tuesday. >> you say, senator, that things are going well, but let's drill
down into some of those economic numbers, which don't look so good. for all the talk about income inequality by your party, median household income is now 8% lower than it was before the recession. 5.5 million more people living below the party line of 46.5 million people are food stamps 14.5 million more than when the president was sworn in. a record number of people have jobs, but they're temporary jobs, so maybe some of the make rho numbers are good, but on people's everyday existence, they are not feeling it. >> i think voters know who are fighting for them. the democrats are fighting for affordable higher education. we're fighting to increase real wages in this country. we're fighting for gender equity. it's our party that's fighting for that.
>> but you've seen -- mean adhousehold income is 8% lower than it was before the recession. income equality has gotten worse under president obama, not better. >> we're certainly not satisfied where we are, but we are on the right path, moving in the right direction in regards to our economy returns. it's been the republicans' filibuster who have blocked us on many of the opportunities to grow in -- we're fighting to increase the minimum wage. the republicans are fighting to block the minimum wage. we're fighting for reduce college costs. they're using a filibuster to block that. yes, we're making progress, but it's the democratic party fighting on behalf of middle income families. >> this is one of the big differences, democrats have made it a big issue. let's drill down into that, sir. >> the nonpartisan office projects raising the minimum
wage to 10.10 an hour as the president proposes, will cost 500,000 jobs, which why raise the minimum wage for some people, which means half a million of fellow americans will lose their jobs? >> chris, we have seen those predictions before by the same groups. every time we've increased the minimum wage, we've seen a growth in jobs, not a loss. this is a nonpartisan congressional budget office. >> and they were wrong before when they made those predictions when we increased the minimum wage. we saw a job growth each time. when you put more money into the commish, our economy grows, when middle income families have more money, they buy more, spend more, our economy grows. that's been the facts on the ground. the cbo has just been wrong in the past and they're wrong this time. we saw a growth in maryland. >> then there's what -- and
governor romney brought it up, what republicans are calling the crisis of confidence, a series of issues that the democrats and the president have had in recent years. let's put some of those up on the screen. the obamacarrollout obviously did not go well, the v.a. scandal where veterans couldn't get into to see a doctor for months or years. lapses at the secret service, the rise of isis and all the mistakes by the cdc and the government in the initial days and the handling of ebola in this country. senator, all this. all this from the party of big government. >> well, look at each of these issues. yes, we do believe that we have responsibilities, and on the ebola, we are seeing that the united states is leading not only in making sure our homeland is safe, but also dealing with the core of the problems in africa. in each of these issues, let's talk about it. what we've been able to do is
more consensus, more strength to deal with serious problems that affect u.s. security. on extremist groups, this -- we've been able to do through u.s. leadership, through the democrats, through president obama is to get the international community working together to isolate these problems. that's what you call leadership. that's what we've been able to do. i think the american people understand that, and appreciate the fact that americans' leadership has made a huge difference on these global issues. >> i guess what i'm asking without relitigating each one of these when you talk about obama care, irs, secret service, isis, ebola, a lot of americans family anxiety, that nobody is in charge. are you basically saying that we're satisfied that the way the democrats, the administration, the government handled all those? >> we've got to talk about each one. it's hard to deal with generalities. with the health care issues, the costs have gone down. look at the people who now have
health insurance. look at the abuses of private insurance companies and preexisting conditions eliminated. we've had made huge progress. do we have problems? do we need to continue? absolutely. to make reforms in each of these areas. on tax issue, we desperately need to reform or tax code. there's no question about that. democrats have been pushing for tax reform and will continue to push for tax reform. >> finally, senator, as democrats struggle in a number of these especially southern races, your party has turned to what some people are calling race hustling to try to mobilize the african-american base. i want to play for you senator mary landrieu, who's in a tough race for louisiana, also an ad from your leader, senator harry reid's senate pac in support of kay hagen in her race against her opponent in north carolina. take a look at both of these, sir.
>> the south has not always been the friendliest place for african-americans, it's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader. >> have led the effort to pass the type of stand your ground laws and caused the shooting death of trayvon martin. >> senator, aren't democrats playing the race card and playing it from the bottom of the deck? >> what we have seen in too many races around the country, i saw it in my own race, when there were efforts maid to depress the minority vote as a tactic by republicans, that should have no place in american politics. we're starting to see that again. we want everyone to vote. we want them to vote for the person they think is the best candidate. democrats are proud of our efforts to help people with the opportunity to vote, in my own state of matterland. >> wait, wait, sir, real quickly, less than a minute left. why does it make sense to tie tom till his, who is the state
house speaker in north carolina, to the shooting of trayvon martin in florida? how does it make any sense except as a playing the race card? >> well, i think you're isolating one particular part of the north carolina race. >> i'm just playing an advocate paid for by your senate leader. >> i can tell you that race has been run on the issues. i think kay hagen and the democrats are proud of the way that race has been run. i think she will win. >> thank you so much, senator. i notice ear busy campaigning for others sings you're not up for reelection. thank you for coming in today. >> my pleasure. good talking to you. coming up, is the forecast for election night getting a little clearer? our campaign cowboys, karl rove and joe trippi join me to round up the numbers, next. can power n in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain,
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before long. >> howdy, hoss. >> let's start with some assumptions, and i'm going to let you have a chance to challenge them. in montana, steve danes will take a democratic seat. in south dakota former governor mike rounds will do the same. in west virginia, shelley capito, in arkansas, tom cotton is pulling away from mark pryor. in kentucky, republican senator mitch mcconnell seems to have finally build a solid lead if -- repeat if -- if all those hold truss, republicans start the evening with a net pickup of four seats. joe, any of those you want to argue with? >> no. i would say i still would look at kentucky. i agree it's moving away, about you anytime an incumbent is sitting until 50, there's still a chance the challenger could take it. >> arkansas done?
>> i think all people on both sides agree that one has slipped away. again, never say never, but i wouldn't argue with it. >> that leaves us with eight races which we're going to run through, and if the republicans win four of them, they take the senate. let's go through those by various -- let's start with tree democratic sneers in trouble. in louisiana, mary landrieu trails conmadge bill cassidy with 43% of the vote. in colorado senator mark udall has 42.6% against cory gardner. and in alaska, democratic incumbent mark begich has 43% against dan sullivan. karl, joe's point -- you've got three democratic senators all below 45% two days before the election. does that spell trouble for them? >> it does. in the modern era, no democrat, no republican has gotten reelected with the numbers that begich -- >> no senator period.
>> no senator period has gotten reelected with numbers that low. since august 1st, the republicans has led in 10 of 11. so we're saying that all of those three look tough, do you disagree? >> no, by my reqening, democrats have to win two of those three. >> and at this point the highest is mark begich in alaska two days before as a democratic incumbent. okay. so now let's talk about republicans, because there are some of them who are in trouble as well. let's talk about two states there. in georgia, republican david perdue leads michelle nunn by just one point, and in kansas, gop senator pat roberts has fought back, now trails independent greg norman by less than a point. karl, do republicans lose both of those? >> i don't believe so. i think the georgia one goes to a runoff.
there's a requirement of 50%, the winner has to get 50%. >> make this point, when is the runoff? >> january 6th, so we have two more months of it politics. in kansas, he's now up by one. -- excuse me. down by one. 7/10 of a percent to be precise. my sense is this has the largest number of undecideds, and my sense is kansas goes -- gravity pulls kansas to where it's been. >> 41%. >> right. right. i think were it not for the fact that it's an independent, not a democrat, so he doesn't have the built-in advance of democrat loyalty that this race would be gone, but this is a -- that last elected a nonrepublican in -- >> this one has been gone since the day roberts that -- >> good thing kansas is going to the independents. >> i do. and i think georgia really is at this point something that we're
probably going to see go to the january 6th runoff. >> who would the runoff favor, the republican or the democrat? if you take out the other third-party candidate. >> in that kind of election, you'll have probably -- if the senate hangs in the balance, it probably already $100 million on both sides. it will be an amazing race. >> i doubt it will be 50/49 with the outku78 decided in georgia. my sense is after a louisiana runoff, the republicans will be in complete control if they aren't by wednesday morning, and if not, the pilens will be brown on the nunn. these are purple states that used to be republican, now they've been trending democrat, but they're kind of in the middle, purple, and they are really close. iowa, republican state senator joni ernst leads congress mast bruce braley. in fact it is good, and here's the reason, a new poll from "the
des moines register" just out today has her leading by seven points and yes, over the magic 50%. in north carolina democratic senator kay hagen is hanging on to a one-point lead in republican state speaker tom till his. in new hampshire shahin leads brown, but brown has been closing the gap. >> my sense is iowa is gone for the democrats, joni ernst has lightning in a bottle. this poll is pretty well respected. the last poll run with bloomberg was one point, now it's seven points. >> harry reid, the senate majority leader had a conference call just in the last 48 hours in which he said, if we lose iowa, we're going to lose the majority. one, do you agree with that? and are you going to lose iowa? >> one, i think this des moines
register poll should concern all the democrats. it is a breakaway. she could be moving away from braley, but yeah, i agree with it. it's one of the reasons i had we had to win two of the three states, alaska, colorado or louisiana, because we win those, you can lose iowa, but then you have to win two of these three. >> with so many close races, a lot of folks say the difference -- a lot of these races are still within a couple points is within the ground game. let's take a look at these numbers. karl, democrats are bragging that in georgia, innic increase, colorado and iowa, more than 600,000 people who didn't vote in the last midterm have already voted. 39% of those 600,000 are registered democrats, 30% are republicans. question -- are democrats out-organizing republicans again? >> first of all, they have four states together. they conflay them.
yes, the democrats are doing a better job get out low propensity voters, but look, both sides have been paying attention to this. bod sid both sides. so look deeper. in colorado, in the early voting, which is 70% of the likely ternout, the republicans have returned 110,728 more ballots than the democrats have, and they're doing it by getting a greater percentage of the low propensity voters. the democrats can only even it out by taking 67% of the independent voters. >> iowa? >> in iowa, the democrats are leading in the early votes, 608,000,029. but four years ago they were 19,000 votes ahead and they still lost the governor's race 53/43, so context matters. put it in a broader context. >> ten sects, do the republicans take the senate? >> yes. >> that was really quick. you get 12 seconds. >> probably, but there still is
a path for these ten races being within the margin of errors for the democrats to hold the majority. anybody who looks at these races would have to wait until tuesday. we may be waiting until january. >> oh, god forbid that. >> we will be waiting understanding december. >> thank you both. here incidentally is a sign of the apocalypse. little grady who came to a halloween party in dallas dressed as karl rove, even down to the whiteboard that he's holding. i suppose that's a compliment unless he thought it would scare people. >> that's one scary little dude. what hurt my feelings is one of my friends says he's got you right down to the shoes. >> there you go. [ laughter ] i fear for his hairline, too. >> a hairline like his when i was his age. >> not only will i see you both on tuesday night as we look inside the numbers. we'll also be back here 8:00 p.m. tonight on fox news
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a new republican majority would mean you wouldn't get everything you want from washington, but it would mean we would be able to bring the current legislative gridlock to a merciful end. >> mimp mcconnell making the case giving the gop both houses of congress will result in less gridlock, not more. time for our sunday group. brit hume, megyn kelly, host of "the kelly file" and coanchor of fox news election night coverage. syndicated columnist george will and political analyst juan
williams. i think republicans would go in with huge advantages. they have an unpopular president, a lot of the races are democrats in traditionally red states. there are a whole lot of troubles, yet we have a bunch of races that are remarkably tight. how do you explain the fact that republicans aren't already running away in the election. >> first of all it's exciting to be here. the numb one one observation, look at the size of these mugs. this is how they stay powering through. >> part coffee mugs and part hot tubs. >> getting that away, getting down to brass tacks, the reason this isn't some pro-gop election, it's an anti-obama election. the sentiment has grown so strong in the past year with if you like your plan, can you keep your plan, with usis growing --
they don't believe him anymore. he sacrificed his credibility for a lot of voters. so the reason we're seeing the struggles,ist we don't like the guy at the top of the ticket. it's not as though people have all of a sudden fallen in love with republicans, it's just a loss of confidence in this administration. >> we asked you for questions from the wanl. we got this on facebook from tim who asks -- do you think the failure of the gop nationally to produce an agenda like the 1994 contract with america kept us -- he's talking about republicans -- from attracting the critical margin of support? george, how do you answer tim? should republicans have rung on more of a positive agenda of their own? >> i think what tim is echoing is the belief this is a seinfeld election and election about nothing, which is what the media says every time there's a danger that the republicans are going to get a man dade.
this is a way of preemptively denying a mandate. actually this is a casey stengel election and mae west election. casey stengel issing soming the mets en route to 120 losses. he looks at all the rejects in other teams and said -- can't anyone here play this game? it's basically about competent. megyn is right, there's no affirmation in the republican party we're seeing so far, which makes it mae west election. she said -- when pickic two teefls, i choose the one i haven't tried before. >> wouldn't it have made sense to run more of a platform like -- they always say it's about nothing. 1984 wasn't about nothing. >> i think there is an implicit agenda, contract with america, if you will. that is, they're going to rein in the regulatory overreach, the heaviness of government, the suppression of economic growth. >> juan, i want to ask you about an issue that i raised with
senator ben cardin, and that is this race hustling issue. you know, you've got this case in louisiana, where democratic senator mary landrieu has kept as much of a distance from barack obama as possible. he was actually down there raising money for her, but wouldn't campaign alongside her, and then she doubles down, barack obama has a lot of problem with white sovereigners because of his race. what do you think about that? first of all, is it effective? and what do you think of it as a tactic. >> first before you get to that i am dismayed by the persistence of race and pushing the button for politics. there's long-term consequences for this. we see it in ferguson, trayvon martin and the like. you look at north carolina, and the idea that you would tie the republican to the shooting of trayvon martin because of his position on stand your ground is
a gross distortion. but it's, again, playing to the idea that there's voter suppression efforts by the residence, so anything the democrats do to rouse the black turnout is legitimate. i think it's wrong-headed, i think it's unfair, not right, but let me quickly add, you also have had republicans, conservative talk radio saying things like obama is bringing ebola over here as payback for slavery. i find it disheartening, painful if you look at it from the historical perspective. when landrieu is speaking, she's one of the three white women running in the south. they need the black vote aggressively. is it true that the south is unfriendly, has a history being unfriendly to blacks? yes. is it true that white women have had difficultly running in the south? yes. i don't think that anything she had is wrong. it's that she pushed the button after, as you point out, chris, answer distanced herself from
president obama. >> let me bring brit in. you and i put this have been through a bunch of mid terms. what strikes you about this one? >> well, this one looks a lot like other second presidential mid terms in the sense that particularly with the arithmetic of the states where members of the senate are up being more numerous for seats the -- for so on. let me just respond to a bit to what juan said. there's a lot of good reasons that they're raisings the issue. it's because, for them to survive in their hold on the senate, they need a very large turnout among the constituent groups that turned out for president obama. the democratic party, for all of its supposed strengths, still depends on very high turnout among these minorities, because they're going to lose the white vote and probably by a considerable margin. so they need these voters to show up at the polls, they need to motivate them. that's why the president keeps
talking about how he's on the ballot, his hiss on the ballot and these people are his supporters. they need to hype that turnout, because it's their only chance, really to hold the senate. that explains why all these things are happening, including these ads which so dismay juan, and me, may i say. it's complicated when on the one hand you're trying to mobilize the african-american vote. >> exactly. and you don't want to be caught dead with barack obama. >> right. when we come back, with so many potential candidates hitting the campaign trail, is this tuesday just a warm up for 2016? our panel looks ahead, as we report from america's election headquarters in new york city. synchrony financial partners with over two hundred thousand businesses, from fashion retailers to healthcare providers, from jewelers to sporting good stores, to help their customers get what they want and need.
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roll-out, when she claimed they were broke leaving the white house, and now this week, about business and corporations don't create jobs, like to know who does, what have we learned in 2014 about hillary clinton's strengths and weaknesses as a potential presidential candidates? >> first of all we learned she's definitely running, and that there are nor guarantees. we've seen her stumping a lot in ohio, new mexico, and she's not foolproof. she's made a lot of mistake that have potentially alienated maybe not her base, but those people in the middle. i've heard a lot of pundits say it happened early enough, scherr learned from it, it was good she got the book roll-out. one thing she said to me that jump you had out at me. it's not enough to be a woman, you have to forcefully advocate for policies that help women. what i heard is people in the middle getting permission from hillary clinton to reject her based on gender alone.
in other words, you don't need to vote for me just because i'm a woman. i know that's not how she meant it, but i think she gave women permission to rye jerked her based on the gender alone. >> well, then she'll change that. let's talk about governor christie, who remained under the radar, though as president of the governor's committee he was campaigning. last week, then he gets into a fight with this nurse who had been quarantined, then it was this. when all you've been doing is flapping your mouth and not doing anything. you want to have a consideration later, i'm happy topoit, but until that time, sit down and shut up. strong message. where is chris christie as a presidential candidate. >> the bridge scandal looks like, if there was anything there that would identify him as
directly responsible or even knowledgeable about t. we would have heard about it by now. that may be behind him. he did very well last sunday with you. he was candid and straightforward, all the things you like. this episode here where he tells a guy to sit down and shut up, such a thing is okay, maybe even attractive in small doses and very rarely. we're going to -- this particular clip will dog him for some time. it's not clear to me, for example, if you're a woman who is looking to vote for somebody new, you're going to think much of that. >> guys, these two have talked too long, you're going to get lest time. george, i would argue that the person who had the best 2014 as a potential presidential candidates is senator rand paul. he reached out to young people. he reached out to minorities, he's trying to push the republicans in a libertarian way. do you agree or disagree? >> i agree he's had a very good term, but i agree that people
often vote for the opposite of what's disappointed them, therefore they will not want another senator, i think they'll wasn't a governor, someone who has actually run something. >> in 30 seconds, juan, what does 2014 tell you about 2016. >> poplarism continues to grow, but there's elizabeth warning, so watch for that stuff. >> thank you for being quick. that was great. be sure to keep it on fox news channel for continuing coverage. we will see you 'tis night starting at 6:00 p.m. going into wednesday morning, as you tell us who you want running for the government. that's all for today. have a great week, and we'll see you next "fox news sunday." \s
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